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Across the United States, diverse groups are turning away from confrontation and toward collaboration in an attempt to tackle challenging environmental problems. Researchers at the Ecosystem Management Initiative of the University of Michigan School of Natural Resources and Environment have spent over a decade examining what enables people to work together to address resource issues, resolve conflicts, and build partnerships that promote constructive problem-solving in agencies and communities. This site is a compilation of lessons we have learned for anyone who wants to understand the role of collaboration in resource and environmental management and how to make it work.

Why Collaborate?
Stages of a Collaborative Process
Navigating the Bumps in the Road
Back of the Envelope Advice

This site was developed by the Ecosystem Management Initiative through a partnership with the US Forest Service and the US Department of Interior. Read more.

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